“To mark the 75th anniversaries of VE and VJ Day, on the 8th May and 15th August, World War Two veterans – both military and civilian – are being asked to register to be part of our nation’s commemorations” says Michael Fabricant.
Veterans can be of British, Commonwealth or Allied origin and all costs for their attendance will be met by The Royal British Legion and its partners. Further information can be found here.
Registration closes for VE Day veterans on 17 February and for VJ Day veterans on 31 March.
Michael adds “World War Two veterans are now sadly a dying breed. But thanks to their efforts, the United Kingdom remains an independent, English speaking state.
“I hope that all WW2 veterans in the West Midlands will register and mark these anniversaries of Victories in Europe and over Japan. We shall always be grateful to those who took part in that great conflict.”